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This trail travels to the Continental Divide where it continues as the Rogers Pass Trail.

This trail intersects the James Peak Lake Trail approximately .5 miles form the trailhead. The Ute trail heads north past Little Echo Lake (11,185') then climbs a ridge and heads west on the ridgetop to the Divide. From here walk up the north ridge of James Peak or hike north along the Divide to Rogers Pass (11,860') where Rogers Pass Trail drops into the steep cirques of South boulder Creek drainage.

Directions: From Rollinsville, Turn west onto the Rollins Pass Road about 6 miles to Tolland. Take the road to your left marked "Apex, Mammoth Gulch." The road is fairly rough, becoming a 4WD route after 1.5 miles. Park here and hike 3.5 miles to the trailhead or drive on the designated 4WD route.

Elevation: 11,500 feet

Ending Elevation: 12,300 feet

Elevation Gain: 800 feet

Distance: 3.0 miles

Usage: Moderate to Heavy

Difficulty: Moderate

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Expert Review of Ute Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Ute Trail

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Horseback Riding
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This trail leads to some of the best views and vistas in the area.
  • Make sure you have a vehicle with a high clearance as the dirt road to this trail can be a bit rough.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado

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